There are schools offering paralegal programs in Virginia!
Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Virginia
The top-ranked school in Virginia with a paralegal program is University of Richmond, which is located in University Of Richmond. In 2010, it was ranked 22nd nationwide. In 2010, University of Richmond graduated 9 students from its paralegal program. Tuition at University of Richmond was $41,610 per year.
Marymount University, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a paralegal program. It is located in Arlington. In 2010, Marymount University graduated 9 students from its paralegal program. The tuition rate at Marymount University was $23,426 per year.
Virginia Intermont College, which is located in Bristol, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Virginia Intermont College paralegal program. The tuition rate at Virginia Intermont College was $25,542 per year.
Tuition at Virginia's paralegal schools ranges from $41,610 per year to $2,616 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,446 per year. The Virginia paralegal schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- University of Richmond - located in University Of Richmond, students are charged $41,610 per year
- Centura College - located in Virginia Beach, students are charged $27,147 per year
- Centura College - located in Richmond, students are charged $27,127 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Virginia paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:
- Southwest Virginia Community College - located in Richlands, students are charged $2,616 per year
- Mountain Empire Community College - located in Big Stone Gap, students are charged $2,652 per year
- New River Community College - located in Dublin, students are charged $2,677 per year
A paralegal degree from a Virginia school... what next?
Most people who graduate from paralegal school in Virginia go on to work as a paralegal. In 2010, there were 7,110 paralegals working in Virginia. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia paralegals:
- Chesapeake County - 1,610 paralegals
- Caroline County - 1,170 paralegals
- Botetourt County - 280 paralegals
The government projects that the number of paralegals in Virginia will grow by 29%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 9,190 paralegals working in Virginia.
On average, paralegals earn $49,900 per year. However, Virginia paralegals earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,120 per year to more than $62,770 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for a paralegal are:
- Caroline County - $45,250 per year
- Albemarle County - $44,390 per year
- Chesapeake County - $42,050 per year
The following counties in Virginia have the lowest average salaries for paralegals:
- Buchanan County - $27,040 per year
- Frederick County - $28,680 per year
- Danville County - $33,130 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in paralegal studies and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as homeland security or paralegal.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
- Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
- Master's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
- Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants||7,110||$49,900||33.4%|
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